“(36) And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. (37) For with God nothing shall be impossible.”Luke 1:36-37
Mary’s question was certainly an understandable one. When Gabriel announced the birth of John, Zechariah also had a similar question. How can these things be…? One child born to parents well past the childbearing years seems highly improbable. A child born from a woman who was a virgin is humanly impossible. The angel let Mary know that God was also at work in her cousin’s life. Why did he bring it up? He makes it clear in verse 37. “For with God nothing shall be impossible”.
When it comes to our redemption so much could seem impossible.
– We were God’s enemies.
– We deserved God’s wrath.
– We deserved hell.
But God in His mercy became like us. He took on flesh so that He could pay our debt. To make it happen He did things that our impossible for us, His creation. But for Him, our Creator, nothing shall be impossible.
God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. He gave up the comfort and splendor of heaven to enter into His Creation. There have been times where I have spoken to people about the Gospel and their response to it is that they feel like it is impossible for God to forgive them. God loves you and will forgive you of your sin if you call on the Lord to save you.
There have been some that seem so far from God that we may think “they are too far gone.” I want you to know that God is a God who is in the business of doing the impossible. With God nothing shall be impossible.
When it comes to God’s gift of redemption, we must think the way He does. We must have faith and believe that with Him nothing shall be impossible.
Who have you not shared the Gospel with because you thought that they were too far gone or would never respond to it?
Have you believed that forgiveness from God is impossible? Remember, God does the impossible.